2 Chronicles 16

Isivumelwano sikaAsa loBenihadadi

Ngomnyaka wamatshumi amathathu lesithupha wokubusa kukaAsa uBahasha inkosi yakoIsrayeli wenyuka emelana loJuda, wakha iRama ukuze angavumeli ophumayo longenayo kuAsa inkosi yakoJuda. UAsa wasekhupha isiliva legolide esiphaleni senotho sendlu kaJehova lendlu yenkosi, wathumela kuBenihadadi inkosi yeSiriya owayehlala eDamaseko, esithi: Kulesivumelwano phakathi kwami lawe laphakathi kukababa loyihlo; khangela, ngiyakuthumela isiliva legolide; hamba, yephula isivumelwano sakho loBahasha inkosi yakoIsrayeli ukuze enyuke asuke kimi. UBenihadadi waseyilalela inkosi uAsa, wathuma induna zamabutho ayelawo ukuyamelana lemizi yakoIsrayeli, zasezitshaya iIjoni leDani leAbeli-Mayimi, lemizi yonke eyiziphala yakoNafithali. Kwasekusithi uBahasha esizwa wayekela ukwakha iRama, wawumisa umsebenzi wakhe. UAsa inkosi wasethatha uJuda wonke, bathutha amatshe eRama lezigodo zayo uBahasha ayesakha ngakho; wasesakha ngakho iGeba leMizipa.

Ngalesosikhathi uHanani umboni wasefika kuAsa inkosi yakoJuda, wathi kuye: Ngoba weyeme enkosini yeSiriya, ungeyamanga e Nkosini uNkulunkulu wakho, ngalokho ibutho lenkosi yeSiriya liphunyukile esandleni sakho. AmaEtiyopiya lamaLibiya ayengeyisilo ibutho elikhulu, elezinqola labagadi bamabhiza abanengi kakhulu yini? Kanti lapho weyeme e Nkosini, yawanikela esandleni sakho. Ngoba i Nkosi, amehlo ayo agijima aye le lale emhlabeni wonke ukuthi izitshengise ingelamandla lalabo abanhliziyo yabo iphelele kuyo. Wenze ngobuthutha kulokhu, ngoba kusukela khathesi kuzakuba lezimpi kuwe. 10 UAsa wasemcunukela umboni, wamfaka entolongweni, ngoba wamthukuthelela ngalokhu. UAsa wasecindezela abanye ebantwini ngalesosikhathi.

11 Khangela-ke, izindaba zikaAsa, ezokuqala lezokucina, khangela, zibhaliwe egwalweni lwamakhosi akoJuda lakoIsrayeli. 12 UAsa waba lomkhuhlane enyaweni zakhe, ngomnyaka wamatshumi amathathu lesificamunwemunye wokubusa kwakhe, umkhuhlane wakhe waze wakhula kakhulu; kanti lekuguleni kwakhe kayidinganga i Nkosi, kodwa izinyanga.

13 UAsa waselala kuboyise wafa ngomnyaka wamatshumi amane lanye wokubusa kwakhe. 14 Basebemngcwaba emangcwabeni akhe ayezigebhele wona emzini kaDavida; bambeka embhedeni ayewugcwalise ngamakha lezinhlobonhlobo, ayenziwe ngokuhlakanipha kwezingcitshi zamakha; basebembasela umlilo omkhulu kakhulukazi.

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